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Modern Take on Classic Art

Modern Take on Classic Art | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano - famous for being outrageous - decided to experiment, using Photoshop to manipulate ancient Venus masterpieces. - Tony Leather concludes : "Anna Giordano, as she famously does, is perhaps simply reconsidering societal subjectivity when it comes to cultural standards, which differ so much over the centuries, but her work does quite poignantly highlight the awful truth of the inclination of advertising companies in modern society to set an unreachable reality of fake perfection, leaving most girls questioning their self-worth. The times when girly girls were fashionable were so much better, and I for one hope they soon return. "

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Dessins hyperréalistes | Redosking / José Vergara

Dessins hyperréalistes | Redosking / José Vergara | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
ART - Cet artiste de 19 ans prénommé Jose Vergara, aussi connu sous le pseudo de Redosking, fait des dessins étonnamment réalistes.
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"The best Street Photographer you've never heard of" | PHOTO

"The best Street Photographer you've never heard of" | PHOTO | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Four years ago, a Chicago real estate agent stumbled upon a box of negatives. Little did he know that he'd discovered Vivian Maier.
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"[...] MAIER'S WORK IS PART OF THE decades-old genre of street photography, a field that has included such giants as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus. [...] photographers who speak to the profoundly democratic impulse to acknowledge that we all have a place—that our stories matter. She took photos of the downtrodden and the well-heeled. She took photos of festive people and people in distress. She took photos of children and the aged. She took photos of whites and blacks (notable, given the times). Her work is marked by serendipity; she appeared to have no agenda, but instead captured what she stumbled upon. [...]"
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Greening the City | St Patrick's Festival

Greening the City | St Patrick's Festival | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"St. Patrick’s Festival launched its Greening the City initiative in 2011, asking businesses, landmark buildings, entertainment venues and cultural institutions to Go Green with outdoor lighting, for the duration of the Festival. Last year was a huge success with so many premises go green, lighting up the city in celebration of the Festival, and this year we’re hoping to be even bigger !"

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Maaaagic :o)

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replaceface

replaceface | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

" George Dawe was an English portrait artist who painted 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon's invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia. I [Steve Payne] am  using digital copies of these paintings as a basis for my own work which involves incorporating celebrities into the paintings using Photoshop."

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L'image met son casque :-) | SYMBOLES

L'image met son casque :-) | SYMBOLES | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Entre les Daft Punk, François Hollande, les Jeux Olympiques de Sotchi ou encore Shumacher, il n'y a plus aucun doute :En 2014 : on va casquer !

Via Cecile Verdier
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Une image = tout un programme :-)

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Les Carnets de Cerise - BD | Prix Jeunesse Angoulême

Les Carnets de Cerise - BD | Prix Jeunesse Angoulême | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
La sélection d’Angoulême et un jeu à gagner
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Poésie et beauté d'une BD pour enfants intelligente.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman | Portraits

Philip Seymour Hoffman | Portraits | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
A selection of pictures showing the career of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
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The photos of Philip Seymour Hoffman displayed by the Guardian have also made me discover films I didn't know he acted in...

They show his varied acting palette. I'll miss this immense actor !

My favourite portrait is above -from 2014  Sundance Festival, in Utah.

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Cartoon Kevin | Cartoon HEROES

Cartoon Kevin | Cartoon HEROES | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
100 self-portraits in 100 different animation styles by cartoonist and animator Kevin McShane. How many can you recognize?
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"[...] Based on real-world cartoonist and animator Kevin McShane [on the above photograph], Cartoon Kevin has found his way into the work of almost every significant animator and animation studio from Windsor McCay to Walt Disney, from Osamu Tekuza to Pixar [...]"

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Twisted by Mc Shane these characters might prove useful to train EFL students so they may practise comparison, portrait describing, likesf & dislikes, etc...

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25 Amazing Education Logos designs for Inspiration | DesignFollow

25 Amazing Education Logos designs for Inspiration | DesignFollow | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"[...] Here are twenty five amazing educational logo designs that speak a lot about the integrity of these educational institutions. The logo designers can draw inspiration from these examples to create equally awesome educational logo designs. [...]

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Some of these are pretty nice -I love "Each one teach one" and "Cairo Tutors" ones.

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Pictures Collections | Best websites for photography

Pictures Collections | Best websites for photography | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
This photography website says about photographer conception and innovation idea. Today world is always welcome for new technologies
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The site displays  stunning photos collections.

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50 Stunning Sports Photos From 2013 | Mashable

50 Stunning Sports Photos From 2013 | Mashable | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
More than four dozen of the most amazing sports photos of the year.
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The above's my favourite -kind of a painting, makes me think of Hopper's ;)

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APOD - Astronomy Picture Of the Day | the NASA - PHOTOS

APOD - Astronomy Picture Of the Day | the NASA - PHOTOS | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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And here's how I've just learnt the name of Jupiter's moon : Europa (accordingly to the APOD website, the "Gibbous" moon).

I keep on feeling awe-struck each time I contemplate the NASA pics : they make me travel -I think they also may well help us realize we're so much smaller than what we sometimes claim ;)

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The photo above was yesterday's display : you may either visit /follow @apod 's Twitter account, or you simply change the date at the end of their web page hyperlink address... your choice :-)

>> http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131215.html

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Stan DOUGLAS - "Michigan Theatre" | PHOTO

Stan DOUGLAS -  "Michigan Theatre" | PHOTO | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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Stan Douglas lives in Vancouver. A major contemporary artist, he's a photographer and makes films and artworks that mingle past and present.

The exhibition "Splendeur et Abandon" is on in Paris till January 17, 2014.

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Vêtements en trompe l'œil | DESSIN

Vêtements en trompe l'œil | DESSIN | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
ART - "Trompe-l'oeil : nom masculin, invariable. Peinture, marqueterie, etc, qui donne à distance l'illusion de la réalité".
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Watch a Photographer Turn Downtown L.A.'s Graffiti Into Abstract Art

Watch a Photographer Turn Downtown L.A.'s Graffiti Into Abstract Art | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Artist Mick Victor captures the ‘chaotic order’ of an urban landscape.
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"Sang d' Encre" | ANIMATED SHORT

An amazing animated short film about the lack of inspiration syndrome/writer's block from Bellecour Schools, Art Design & entertainment, directed by Tom Goui...
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Amazing colours and textures, a never-ending story yet originally told : this short made my day :o)

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Beauty and the Beast | A Sailfin Dragon

Beauty and the Beast | A Sailfin Dragon | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

                                                 Photo by Scott Corning

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"Beauty captured. Sailfin dragons are popular animals in the black market pet trade. A genetic investigation into the illegal trade of sailfin dragons has unearthed a surprise: a new species of the rainbow-colored lizards that resemble small dinosaurs."

 

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Les débutants de l'Ecole en patates, sur les pistes de ski | Martin VIDBERG

Les débutants de l'Ecole en patates, sur les pistes de ski | Martin VIDBERG | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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L'humour s'allie parfois à l'image pour illustrer la réalité avec justesse -et quasi instantanément, contrairement à bien des textes. Evidemment, l'utilisation et l'impact n'en sera pas le même...

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Bill Watterson Grand Prix d'Angoulême 2014 | BD - Calvin et Hobbes - comic strips

Bill Watterson Grand Prix d'Angoulême 2014 | BD - Calvin et Hobbes - comic strips | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

 

 

"Le 41e Festival international de la bande dessinée a décidé d'honorer le père d'une série universelle considérée comme un chef-d'œuvre du 9e art.

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Happy Lunar Year ! | Symbols

Happy Lunar Year ! | Symbols | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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          Chinese New Year starts today !

This year, its symbol (the horse) matches with wood  -which makes 2014 a most ignitable year... so they say :o)

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Etruscan Horse - 600 B.C. - height 20cm - Reproduction by 'Waterborough', in the Public Domain. Illustrating the Chinese tradition with an artpiece created by Romans' ancestors makes me kind of smile...

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To Really Remember Something, Don't Take Pictures Of It | PHOTO - MEMORY

To Really Remember Something, Don't Take Pictures Of It | PHOTO - MEMORY | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"[....] When people rely on technology to remember for them — counting on the camera to record the event and thus not needing to attend to it fully themselves — it can have a negative impact on how well they remember their experiences,” she explains. [...)"

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Pictures help remember past events (people, places...) though ! As a calculator might "weaken" our own calculating abilities, would taking pictures decrease our ability to remember ? I'd never considered the issue from that point of view -paradoxical, yet it might well be true...

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The NY Times illustrates Twitter's next "war"

The NY Times illustrates Twitter's next "war" | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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From "All is fair in love and Twitter" (October article).

Though Facebook's considered a giant... is Twitter still a Goliath ?!

I think the illustration's most accurate :-)

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Amazing Microscope Shots | PHOTOS

Amazing Microscope Shots | PHOTOS | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
These microscope pictures are taken from the book ' Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill
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The book displays many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images : insects, human body parts and household items -all too small to see with the naked eye.

Unlike the picture above, most of them show something we cannot identify unless we read the corresponding caption...

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Flock to Flickr : the British Library's million-image giveaway

Flock to Flickr : the British Library's million-image giveaway | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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Over a million images, from Victorian adverts [...] to 19th-century depictions of dinosaurs are available to the public for free on its Flickr site !

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Stunning Locations From The US Interior | PHOTOS

Stunning Locations From The US Interior | PHOTOS | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Brooks Range in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska   Cuyahoga National Park in Ohio   Boulder Beach in Acadia National...
Monica MIRZA's insight:

Stunning indeed, but are the colours natural ?? Anyway... these pics are gorgeous :-)

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